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3 Gatlinburg Shopping Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss on Your Gatlinburg Vacation

Oct 23, 2015

When you’re planning your vacation to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably added Gatlinburg shopping to your list of things to do. Whether you’re looking to buy souvenirs for friends and family back home, you want to stop in for some sweet treats at a local candy shop or you’re just looking to browse the area, these Gatlinburg shopping areas have something to make your vacation special.

1. The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

If you’ve never visited the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community at the Glades, you’re definitely missing out! It’s an 8 mile loop road with over 100 arts and crafts shops as well as some restaurants and eateries. The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the perfect place to spend an afternoon exploring all of the homemade goods and items from local artists. There’s so many great arts and crafts, from wall art to pottery to other home decor. When you’re ready for a light snack or meal, stop in at one of the eateries along the way and enjoy the atmosphere of one of the local hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

To learn more about the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, click HERE.

2. Shops at The Village in GatlinburgShops at The Village in Gatlinburg

The Village in Gatlinburg is one of the most popular places to stop and shop for a few hours. Many visitors like to start their day at The Donut Friar to experience the made-fresh-daily donuts and bakery items paired with a hot coffee. On a fall day in the Smoky Mountains, it’s perfect for relaxing in the fall breeze while enjoying the bright colors of the season.

Also while shopping at The Village, you can shop at some of the most popular stores, like The Day Hiker that sells a variety of hiking needs, pottery shops like The Honey Pot and Alewine Pottery or even the Sock Shop or the Candle Cottage.

See more specific details of each of the shops at The Village in Gatlinburg HERE.

3. Carousel Gardens Shopping Area

At traffic light #3 in Gatlinburg, you can find another great Gatlinburg shopping destination where you can shop and browse through local artwork. With over 40 featured artists, you are sure to find something great to take home to remember your trip to Gatlinburg. There’s a variety of arts available, including paintings, furniture, sculptures, woodwork, jewelry and more. The variety of art at the Carousel Gardens shopping area makes it a perfect place to find gifts for others, too!

Gatlinburg shoppingAfter a day of Gatlinburg shopping, you will love being so close to your Gatlinburg cabin rental. When you stay with Parkside Cabin Rentals, you’ll be near all of these great shopping areas, so you won’t have to take a long drive back and forth to visit them over and over again. Be sure to check out each of our Gatlinburg cabins and get started planning your vacation today.